XTERRA Knoxville

Ijams Nature Center

June 02, 2019




WHAT:   XTERRA Knoxville

WHEN:  June 2, 2019

WHERE: Ijams Nature Center-2915 Island Home Way, Knoxville, TN 37920 (map it)  

The XTERRA Points Series moves to Knoxville, TN to bring one of the toughest and most exciting triathlons on the circuit. This race is part of the XTERRA Southeast Region and is an XTERRA USA Championship Qualifier.

Only two miles from downtown, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness presents a unique urban playground for mountain bikers and trail runners alike. Winding through the Urban Wilderness, participants will encounter plenty of rocks, roots, and climbing to test their grit. XTERRA Knoxville will take participants through five parks, featuring the old quarries and hills of East Tennessee with a perfect balance of neighborhood backyard feel.




Distances: .75 Mile Swim | 16.6 Mile Mountain Bike | 4.6 Mile Trail Run

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Distances: Half Marathon and 4.6 Mile Trail Runs

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For XTERRA Knoxville race questions please contact Ryan Roma:   ryan [at] or  865-356-6984.

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Note: Please do not contact for questions about this specific race.  Use the email and/or number provided here.


We are always looking for extra help immediately following events, and in the several days prior to race day. Friends and families of racers make perfect volunteers. We offer complimentary races to all of our wonderful volunteers. Depending on the event, here are some areas where we can use your help…

Event Set Up
Pre-Race Check In
Body Marking
Swim Course Safety
Course Marshals
Parking Attendants
Transition Area Support
Aid Station Staff
Finish Line Support
Timing Support
Course Sweepers
Event Cleanup


Race Info

Schedule of Events

Friday May 31, 2019

5:00pm Packet Pickup at Riversports Outfitters Begins
7:00pm Packet Pickup Ends


Saturday June 1, 2019

12:00pm Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry) Begins
1:30pm Packet Pickup Ends


Sunday June 2, 2019

6:30am Packet Pickup at Ijams Nature Center (Mead’s Quarry) Begins
6:30am Transition Area Opens
7:30am Packet Pickup Ends
7:45am Pre-Race Instructions
8:00am XTERRA Knoxville Triathlon Starts
TBD Awards Ceremony
12:00pm Course Closes


Course Info - XTERRA Triathlon

Distances: .75 Mile Swim | 16.6 Mile Mountain Bike | 4.6 Mile Trail Run

Open Water Swim – 1200 Meters (.75 mi)

The race begins with a mass start from the water at Mead’s Quarry. Swimmers will navigate a one lap, clockwise loop around the perimeter of the quarry before exiting for transition. A shoe drop is permitted for the short, but rocky, run up to transition.

Mountain Bike - 16.6 Miles

The course will explore some of the best single track trails that Knoxville has to offer. The bike course starts from the gravel parking lot at Mead’s Quarry and heads down the paved trail for nearly a half mile before funneling down into single track trails. There are plenty of opportunities to pass other bikers throughout the bike leg. There are 5 road crossings along the bike course. There is also a brief segment of road riding after the bike aid station (Anderson School).

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Tri Bike


Trail Run - 4.6 Miles

The 4.6 mile course takes a stroll out of the quarry and into the wooded forests of South Knoxville and progressively gets tougher. Rolling hills give way to rocky ascents before ending with a punishing climb around Mead’s Quarry. The views around the quarry are amazing, but you have to earn it first. This is also the run course for XTERRA Knoxville 4.6 mile trail race.

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Tri Run


Aid Stations

All aid stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, gels, bars, fruit, snacks, and basic first aid supplies.

Swim Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile .75 (Transition Area)

Bike Course
Aid Station #1– Mile 8.6 (Anderson School)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 16.6 (Transition Area)

Run Course
Aid Station #1 – Mile 3.1 (Transition)
Aid Station #2 – Mile 4.6 (Finish Line)

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